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Kerry shouldn’t take the blame if peace talks fail

Both Israelis and Palestinians need to break the cycle of “blame America.”
Right-wing Israelis hold a banner depicting U.S Secretary of State John Kerry as they march during a rally in E1, an area in the West Bank near Jerusalem February 13, 2014. Thousands of right-wing Israelis took part in the rally on Thursday in E1, a geographically sensitive area which connects the two parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank outside Arab suburbs of East Jerusalem, calling for Israeli building in the area which Palestinians seek for a contiguous future state. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (WEST BANK - T

Poor Thomas Jefferson.

In all the political biographies written about the third US president and first secretary of state (1790-1793), including Jon Meacham's wonderful Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, not once was it noted that Jefferson was one of only a handful of US secretaries of state who was not blamed by Israel and/or the Arabs for their diplomatic "peace process" failings and shortcomings.

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